Columbus architecture firms honored for built and unbuilt projects

Columbus architecture firms honored for built and unbuilt projects

This year’s design awards from the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects included a mobile pod designed for students, a 3D-printed unbuilt home, and a corporate headquarters that looked to the hospitality industry for inspiration.

In all, 11 awards (selected from 51 entries) were distributed on Wednesday evening, the 47th year of the awards.

A three-member jury selected the winners: Diane Jacobs, Holly Street Studio, Phoenix; Natasha Espada, STUDIO ENÉE in Boston; and Jared Della Valle, Alloy, in Brooklyn.

Winners:

Slocum Hall

Scully Caldwell was honored by the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his renovation of Slocum Hall at Ohio Wesleyan University.

project: An $11.5 million renovation of the former library, now the Admissions Welcome Center, at Ohio Wesleyan University

firm: Scully Caldwell

honor award, Big project

Jury comments: “It maintains the integrity of the structure and brings love and new life to learning spaces that are alive with history and the stories that come with it.”

Jorgensen Farms

Columbus design firm JBAD has been honored by the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for renovating Plain City's Jorgensen Farms into an event space.

project: $4.7 million renovation of 100-acre Plain City farm, including historic barn, into event space

firm: JBAD

Honor AwardBig project

Jury comments: “Simple and elegant execution. Clear and lyrical, as well as grounded in nature. Excellent spaces for active and quiet gatherings of all kinds.”

Print and frame

Columbus printing company Subject Matter Studio has been honored by the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for its conceptual home that combines 3D concrete printing with traditional wood framing.

project: Exploring how to integrate a 3D concrete printer with traditional timber frames for housing construction

firm: Subject studio

Honor Awardnot built

Jury comments: “My favorite award submission this year. It addressed the real-world problem of the nationwide housing crisis by combining technological innovation with local craft to form a stylish and easily recognizable new typology of homes.”

Rockbridge headquarters

Design Collective was honored by the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for its interior design of the Rockbridge headquarters.

project: The $4.3 million interior design for hospitality investment firm Rockbridge’s 30,000-square-foot headquarters

firm: Collective design

honor award, Interior architecture

Jury comments: “These interiors expressed the value that workspaces can be experimental and that users can explore and discover productive spaces based on their individual inclinations or group dynamics.”

Bar Center

Columbus architecture firm Moody Nolan has been honored by the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for its design of the Barr Center at Central Piedmont Community College

project: The $22.6 million, 55,000 square foot student center at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina

firm: Moody Nolan

Merit awardInterior architecture

Jury comments: “The clarity of the spaces, the materiality and the quality of lighting that was designed for a student center seemed like it could inspire interaction and connection in a wonderful way.”

Atrium Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital

Architecture firm NBBJ has been honored by the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for its design of the Atrium Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.

project: A 72-room, 153,000 square foot rehabilitation hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina

firm: NBBJ

Merit awardInterior architecture

Jury comments: “The interiors have been designed in a way that will lead to positive experiences that will certainly aid healthy recovery by effectively replacing antiseptic spaces with spaces filled with clear light and optimism.”

BrightPath Active Learning Center

MKC Architects has been honored by the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for its design of the BrightPath Active Learning Center near Westerville.

project: 6,410-square-foot, $1.3 million learning center for children ages 5 to 8 near Westerville

firm: MKC Architects

Merit awardBig project

Jury comments: “An elegant, passionate approach to the program. Beautiful, simple forms that are accessible to everyone. Expressive and timeless. … Shows that limited resources do not mean limited experiences.”

Mitchell Hall, Columbus State Community College

Architecture firm DesignGroup has been honored by the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for Mitchell Hall, the new culinary school at Columbus State Community College.

project: New 80,000-square-foot, $28.8 million culinary school at Columbus State Community College

firm: Design group

Merit awardBig project

Jury comments: “Restricted intervention on campus. Carefully planned. Great crowd. Immortal presence on campus. … Rigorous in planning, execution and detail.”

Al-Siddiq Family Health Center and Headquarters

Architecture firm Moody Nolan has been honored by the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for renovating a former beauty store into the Friend Family Health Center in Chicago.

project: Renovation of a 43,000-square-foot former beauty store into a community medical center on Chicago’s South Side

firm: Moody Nolan

Merit awardBig project

Jury comments: “The skillful adaptive reuse of an otherwise unremarkable urban fabric into a welcoming center for wellness has been a wonderful surprise and success. … Hits the mark.”

Brown.Hub

Columbus and Los Angeles-based design firm AN.ONYMOUS has been honored by the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for its BEAN portable case.

project: BEAN, a mobile pod that provides a place to rest, sleep, study and store belongings, is located at Bruin.Hub on the UCLA campus.

firm: unknown

Merit awardsmall project

Jury comments: “I can’t wait to own one of these!… It can simultaneously provide independent respite and highlight a broad identity with extraordinary efficiency.”

Factory No. 6 Drawer

Design firm JBAD was honored by the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for its design detail of stair railings in a renovated Columbus factory.

project: A railing design for Factory Building No. 6 in downtown Columbus that was based on the building’s former life as a shoe factory

firm: JBAD

Merit awardArchitectural details

Jury comments: “It creates a comfortable and unique experience. … The smallest opportunities were celebrated, especially those that expressed the touch and materiality that each user was compelled to experience.”

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